Your graphics card is one of the most important hardware components on your PC. Unfortunately, many users reported issues with their graphics card and according to them their Nvidia graphics card isn’t being detected on Windows 10.
What can I do if Nvidia graphics card isn’t being detected on Windows 10?
Your graphics card is one of the most important hardware components on your PC, but many users reported issues with their Nvidia graphics. Speaking of issues, users reported the following problems:
- Graphics card not detected laptop – This issue usually occurs with laptops, and if you’re having this problem, you need to be sure that you’re using a dedicated graphics.
- Nvidia GPU not detected Windows 10 – If you’re having this problem, it’s possible that your graphics card isn’t properly connected. In addition, be sure to check if your drivers are up to date.
- Graphics card not detected in Device Manager, BIOS – Many users reported that their graphics card isn’t detected in Device Manager. This is usually caused by incompatible drivers so be sure to update them. If your graphics card isn’t detected in BIOS, it’s possible that your graphics card isn’t properly connected.
- Nvidia graphics card not detected after driver update – If this problem started appearing after a driver update, you might be able to fix the problem simply by rolling back to the previous version of the driver.
- Nvidia graphics card not being used – This is another common problem that users reported. To fix it, be sure to try some of our solutions.
- Nvidia graphics card not working Windows 10 – Many users reported that their Nvidia graphics card isn’t working at all in Windows 10. To fix that, you might have to check your BIOS configuration. In addition, it’s also recommended to update your BIOS.
Solution 1 – Make sure that your graphics card isn’t disabled
Sometimes this issue can occur if your graphics card is disabled in Device Manager. To see if your card is disabled, do the following:
- Press Windows Key + X to open Power User Menu and select Device Manager from the list of results.
- Once Device Manager opens, locate your graphic card and double click it to see its properties.
- Go to the Driver tab and click the Enable button. If the button is missing it means that your graphics card is enabled.
Solution 2 – Install the latest Nvidia drivers
Update drivers manually
If your Nvidia graphics card isn’t detected on Windows 10, you can fix that problem by downloading the latest drivers for your device. Before doing that be sure to uninstall all previous Nvidia drivers that you have. To do that follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app and go to Apps section.
- Locate Nvidia drivers, and delete all software related to Nvidia. Simply click the software you want to remove and choose Uninstall.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to remove the driver.
If you’re having trouble opening the Setting app, take a look at this article to solve the issue. Alternatively, some users are suggesting to use Display Driver Uninstaller tool to completely remove Nvidia driver from your PC.
After you’ve removed Nvidia driver visit the Nvidia’s website and download the latest drivers for your graphics card. When installing drivers be sure to select Fresh install option.
Solution 3 – Make sure that discrete Graphics Processing Unit is enabled in BIOS
If you have both integrated and discrete graphics your Windows might not be able to detect it unless you enable it directly from BIOS. To do that follow these steps:
- While your computer boots keep pressing F2 or Del to enter BIOS.
- When you enter BIOS you need to find dGPU feature and set it to Enabled. This feature should be located in Chipset > dGPU Configuration section.
Users reported that after enabling dGPU in BIOS the issue was completely fixed. Bear in mind that this option is sometimes called switchable graphics, so keep an eye for it.
For detailed instructions on how to access BIOS and how to enable dGPU / switchable graphics, we recommend that you check your motherboard manual.